Runway | Saturday, October 15
Caycee Black is a graduate from Parsons School of Design. After six years in the fashion industry designing for companies such as: Anna Sui, Club Monaco, Tibi, and Reed Krakoff, Caycee launched her namesake line in Fall 2009. The collection revolves around her original paintings which she has translated into fabric prints. Her line has received numerous honors, most recently as best new designer by WWD, Lucky Magazine and Vogue.com.uk. She has dressed musicians and celebrities from the likes of Regina Spector, The Cults, Solange Knowles, Cat Sadler, Michelle Williams and Drew Barrymore.
Mission of the Company
Originally from Houston, Texas, Caycee now resides permanently in New York City. In addition to her passion for creating clothing, she has also been an indefatigable patron for the arts. Since 2012 Caycee has been donating a portion of her sales revenue to children in need. She feels it’s exceptionally important for these children to have an outlet to be able to express themselves creatively. Because of this Caycee chooses to give back to charities dealing with the arts including work shops, art supplies, music, and drama courses.”
About the Collection
The Caycee Black Collection’s central focus of design originates with three-dimensional paintings fitted for those who refuse to simply assimilate to their environment.
“To me, fashion surpasses far beyond what is captured on the runway or in magazines. Fashion is life, surrounding you, becoming a part of you, and foremost, it is Art. For me personally, it was never about trends, but about self-expression, finding the ultimate balance between creativity, reality and functionality, and most importantly, being able to share my story through my collection.
The central source of inspiration for each piece is the painting from which they originate. The result is a dark, yet playful femme fatale architectural drape, with a dedication to superior quality and fit.
What truly matters most to me is that every piece makes a genuine connection with each person, filling them with the sense of empowerment and elegance when worn.”